Mayweather vs. Ortiz
Boxing’s biggest name makes his comeback on September 17th against the younger Victor Ortiz. Both fighters are in serious fighting spirit. I just saw a documentation about Mayweather presenting his strategy (“just being the best”) and his girl friend and talking to Military in Iraq to motivate them. He showed off his ridiculous house.
“I can guarantee you that this fight will not go the distance.” – Floyd Mayweather.
“You know what, Floyd is a good fighter. But, I’ve never thought he was great.” – Victor Ortiz.
When Floyd Mayweather Jr. announced his return to the ring after a 16-month layoff, the public reacted with a sigh of relief. I personally thought he was done fighting by now, but i guess a house and girlfriend like that are quiet expensive(:))He is a former five-division champion returning to a sport that relies on big names to stay relevant. That Mayweather, 34, was coming back against a young fighter in Victor Ortiz (29-2-2, 22 knockouts) made his return all the more intriguing.
The two will square off on Sept. 17 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on HBO PPV in a match that is hugely attractive for several reasons: Firstly, there is the Manny Pacquiao factor. Mayweather’s selection of Ortiz, who is a southpaw with speed and pop, as his opponent (Yes, Mayweather is at the point where he gets to choose his opponent) instantly heightens expectations that Mayweather may be paving the way for an eventual showdown with Manny Pacquiao, also a southpaw with incredible speed and power. But Mayweather (41-0, 25 knockouts) first has to get by the younger Ortiz, no easy task.
After Ortiz’s status dimmed after he gave up and quit in the sixth round against Marcos Maidana in 2009, questions of whether he wanted to continue in boxing came up. He did, reeling off five straight wins, followed by a dominant victory while pulling himself up from the canvas, against Andre Berto on April 16 to win the WBC welterweight title.
Seeing both the fighters in the documentation made my decision almost clear: I am pretty sure Ortiz is someone to cheer for, not because of his rough past but quiet friendly, to me, he just seems the better fighter at the moment to me,( I don’t care about names, I care about actions) but we will see what happens.
Who are you going to cheer for?
Mayweather, with his on-again-off-again relationship with his father, his legal troubles (he is dealing with numerous lawsuits) and his unquestioned talent (he considers himself an all-time great, and he’s probably right), also makes for a captivating figure. It all points to a tasty matchup on Sept. 17 that more and more seems to be for the right to face the king of boxing at the moment – Manny Pacquiao.
Mayweather hasn’t fought since May of last year and at the age of 34, is reaching the point in his career when slippage is pretty possible.
So stayed tuned for saturday:) By the way, there are several Boxing Parties going on, one of them hosted by Miss Arie Rose in San Jose at the Clubhouse, so IF you don’t have a place to watch it yet, you should swing by there from 6pm to 9pm and stay for the after party as well:) https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=102095356565259